Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot

critic Reviews

, 80% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Clint WorthingtonRogerEbert.com
    It's your standard warm, fuzzy tale of Christian love that plays to the church set in ways that are hardly objectionable, even as it plays those notes straight down the middle with little finesse.
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    Kyle SmithWall Street Journal
    Sound of Hope, like its predecessor, is a big-hearted film made with a homespun sincerity that comes as a refreshing surprise at the multiplex these days, though it has the gauzy, simplistic feel of a cable-TV movie.
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    It never allows its characters to question their faith or even lose patience. It glosses over the challenges of raising severely traumatized children. But it is a sincere, thoughtful effort that could get an audience beyond the core faith community.
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    Daniel EaganFilm Legacy
    Takes a positive approach to a stirring human interest story, neither exploiting its characters nor preaching to its audience.
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    Tim AppeloAARP Movies for Grownups
    It’s likely less fictionalized than the controversial Sound of Freedom. But it plods, and lacks that film’s propulsive plot. Still, it definitely is heartwarming.
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    Rachel WagnerRachel's Reviews (YouTube)
    One of the best movies of the year
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    Erik ChildressMovie Madness Podcast
    The film leans so hard into the ‘God told me to do good things’ that it diminishes the altruistic message we should all aspire towards on our own. Perhaps its characters should watch Penny Lane’s Confessions of a Good Samaritan for inspiration.
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    Rick BentleyKGET-TV (Bakersfield, CA)
    Don’t let the name stop you as “Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot” is a story that embraces its faith-based foundation but goes far beyond the confines of that genre.
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    Abbie BernsteinAssignment X
    The portrait is a little less nuanced than we might want, but it’s lively and generally engaging.
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    Monique JonesCommon Sense Media
    The film shows how, despite their mistakes, good parents will give their children unconditional love and support, as well as the emotional care they need to flourish.
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